Preparing patients for threatening medical treatments: effects of a chemotherapy educational DVD on anxiety, unmet needs, and self-efficacy

@article{Schofield2007PreparingPF,
  title={Preparing patients for threatening medical treatments: effects of a chemotherapy educational DVD on anxiety, unmet needs, and self-efficacy},
  author={Penelope Schofield and Michael J Jefford and Mariko Carey and Kathryn Thomson and Melanie Evans and C M Baravelli and Sanchia Aranda},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={37-45}
}
Based on meta-analyses regarding the preparation of patients for potentially threatening medical procedures, a DVD, incorporating behavioral role modelling, was developed to prepare patients for chemotherapy and assist them to self-manage side effects. It was hypothesized that patients who watched the DVD (vs those who did not) would report (1) lower anxiety; (2) higher self-efficacy related to coping with treatment side effects; (3) fewer supportive care needs; and (4) higher satisfaction with… CONTINUE READING
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